ICW 2018

International Choreographers Week

1. Deanne Peters – Vancouver, Canada
2. Jana Schmuck –  Kirschau, Germany
3. Maria Sarzetaki – Iraklion, Greece
4. Marloes van Houten – Hong Kong, China (origins: The Netherlands)
5. Nikita Maheshwary – New Dehli, India
6. Piet Van Dycke – Tienen, Belgium
7. Regina Janzen – Germany
8. Salvo Lombardo – Rome, Italy
9. Tim Behren – Cologne, Germany
10. Vanessa Goodman – Vancouver, Canada
11. Sarah Prescimone – Italy (lives in The Netherlands)
12. Aleshy Dobysh – Kostrama, Russia (lives in The Netherlands)
13. Florence Boyer – Ilde de la Réunion
14. Sigrid Stigsdatter Matthiassen – Denmark (lives in The Netherlands)
+ Elena Tzanavalou – intern dramaturgy – Greece, lives in Belgium

The International Choreographers Week is a platform for meeting and exchange. It offers choreographers from all over the world the opportunity to learn from each other and enrich themselves despite – or perhaps because of – their differing approaches. Over the five days, a program of workshops, readings, introductory visits, meetings, meals, presentations and discussions is offered. The core of this program will be formed by the workshops of the international operating dramaturge Guy Cools (author of the book In-Between Dance Cultures).

In this seventh edition, the central theme is ‘In Between Dance Cultures’. With reference to exemplary working practices, we will see how anthropological and socio-cultural aspects plays a role in the creation of dance and the way we view it, and we will discover as an exciting undercurrent, the various contemporary dramaturgical perspectives this gives rise to. We will meet the Dutch-Swiss choreographer Katja Grässli in an exchange with Malaysian choreographers and dancers, the Belgian-Icelandic choreographer Bára Sigfúsdóttir who has thrown herself into a partnership with two Iranian dancers, and the American Johnny Lloyd who is at the cutting edge of urban and theatrical dance. What does an encounter with dance and choreographic practices in and from other cultures mean for your own practice as a choreographer? What aspects of yourself do you encounter? How do you expand your perspective? How do you find a balance between giving and taking?

The ICW revolves around dialogue, reflection, inspiration, confrontation and collaboration, and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience. Thanks to the participation of choreographers from all directions of the compass, there is constant interchange. Each participant is asked to share his or her craftsmanship and insights.

Theh week takes place in Tilburg, a town in the Netherlands where dance has a special place. The work will be done at various locations in the town, with Theater De NWE Vorst as the main location.

ICW is an activity of Tilburg Dansstad, a collaborative venture of various partners in Tilburg: DansBrabant, Fontys Dance Academy, De NWE Vorst, Theaters Tilburg and Factorium.

We would like to invite you for the public program. It exists of an open sharing by the participating choreographers, evening-sessions around ‘dramaturgical perspectives’ under guidance of dance dramaturge Guy Cools and performances by Katja Grässli and Bara Sigfúsdóttir.

Sunday March 4, 19.30-21.00 (free of charge)
Evening-session: A dramaturgical perspective
Location: Rode Salon, De NWE Vorst, Tilburg

Monday March 5, 19.30-21:00 – (free of charge)
Studiopresentation: Can’t Look Through Your Eyes – Katja Grässli
Location: White studio, De NWE Vorste, Tilburg

Tuesday March 6, 19:30-21:00 (free of charge)
Evening-session: A dramaturgical perspective
Location: De Kunstmaan, Stedekestraat 72, Tilburg

Wednesday March 7, 17:00-18:30 (free of charge)
Final event: open sharing
Followed by
19:00-20:00 – diner (10 euro)
20:30-21:30 – Beïng – Bara Sigfúsdóttir (14 euro)
DansBrabantStudio / Grote Zaal, De NWE Vorst, Tilburg

You can visit the public program for free.
Please make a reservation here (not required but very much appreciated).
Find more information about the participating choreographers here.

ICW 2018 workshops, lectures, meetings, performances